By Asmau Ahmad
An unprecedented mammoth crowd on Monday thronged the Sani Abacha Stadium in Kano to witness the inauguration of Governor Abba Kabor Yusuf as the 19th governor of the state.
Yusuf was sworn-in by the state Chief Judge, Justice Dije Abdu Aboki.
The crowd included thousands of members and supporters of the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) from across the country.
Residents from all the 44 local government areas of the state also attended the ceremony.
The motorcade of the governor was delayed for about two hours in a just one-kilometre journey from Government House to the stadium.
Similarly, some residents in Kano metropolis suspended their business activities to attend the inauguration of the new administration in the state.
Speaking at the event, Yusuf said “today is the actualisation of the will of the Kano people in full action as the confirmation of their mandate which they unanimously gave to us”.
He expressed gratitude to the people who still stood by him after his victory was snatched 2019, to ensure the justification of their votes.
The governor pledged to salvage the decay of the state, saying: “I’m aware of the pain and agony you endured in the last eight years.
“We will carefully study the reports from the immediate past administration and we will soon come out with the next line of action”.
The National Leader of the NNPP, Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso; five Emirs of Rano, Karaye, Bichi, and Gaya; Senator-elect Abdurrahman Kawu Sumaila; House of Representatives members-elect and party chieftains were present at the ceremony.